Wirth on Wednesdays

Summer 2022 Minneapolis, MN 55422 US
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Additional race information can be found at https://www.loppet.org/events/wirthonwednesdays/.

Description

Wirth on Wednesdays (WOW)

A spotlight shines bright on the Loppet Foundation-managed singletrack trails at Theodore Wirth Park with the return of the popular spring and summer mountain bike race series. Meet us at The Trailhead for the 2022 Wirth on Wednesdays (WOW) events.

The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park has some of the most accessible trails around, including the popular Conundrum, Area 36, 45 North singletrack loops, all linked by the amazing paved trail network composed of the Grand Rounds, Theodore Wirth Parkway, and Luce Line trails.

Saddle up and get ready to ride in this fun race series that will surely WOW you!

Race Information

Race Categories

Race categories are broken into youth, novice, intermediate, and advanced racers, in order to provide every level of racer the opportunity to experience a safe, enjoyable challenge that fits their goals and abilities.

Format for the series is mass start. We will have spacing in the start area and may have multiple waves depending on number of participants.

Fat bikes are welcome, though there is no separate category for fat bikes.

Schedule

The loops consist of variations of our Area 36 trails at The Trailhead in Theodore Wirth Park. Each lap is a little over 3 miles.

  • 5:00PM Youth (13 years old and younger): 15-20 minutes / 1 lap race
  • 5:30PM Novice (all ages): 30-50 minutes / 2 laps
  • 6:15PM Advanced (13+ years old): 50-70 minutes / 4 laps
  • 6:30PM Kids fun race: (2-8 year olds): Free, but need to fill out a waiver. On the skills loops, usually ride for 10 min. Depending on numbers may separate into two waves of age groups or striders/riders.
  • 7:15PM Intermediate (11+ years old): 40-50 minutes / 3 laps

2022 Event Dates

  • June 1
  • June 15
  • June 29
  • July 13
  • July 27
  • August 10

Parking & Transportation

We encourage biking from your house if you are able. For those who must drive, we encourage carpooling. All participants and spectators who drive should park in the nearby Mortenson parking lot. It is a short bike ride from there using the Grand Rounds Bike Trail (along Theodore Wirth Parkway) to the start area.

Race Information

Race categories are broken into youth, juniors, beginner, intermediate, and advanced racers, in order to provide every level of racer the opportunity to experience a safe, enjoyable challenge that fits their goals and abilities.

Fat bikes are welcome, though there is no separate category for fat bikes.

Race Duration/Laps
  • Kids (little ones not ready for a full lap!) - free sign-up (ON-SITE REGISTRATION ONLY)
  • Youth: (13 years old and younger) 15 – 20 minutes / 1 lap race
  • Novice: 30-50 minutes / 2 laps
  • Intermediate: (10+ years old) 40-50 minutes / 3 laps
  • Advanced: (13+ years old) 50-70 minutes / 4 laps
Registration

Registration MUST be done online ahead of time.

*If you register for 5 races, the 6th race will be free.*

Proceeds from the Wirth on Wednesdays benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.

Registration and transaction fees are non-refundable, including in the event of delay, rescheduling, or cancellation of an event or program. An event or program registration is not transferable to another person or another event for any reason, including injury. Participating under another person's name will result in disqualification.

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Race Dates

2022 Event Dates

  • June 1
  • June 15
  • June 29
  • July 13
  • July 27
  • August 10
Race Day Schedule
  • 4:00pm - Packet Pickup Begins
  • 5:00pm - Youth Race (1 lap) 20-25 minutes
  • 5:30pm - Novice (2 lap) 30-40 minutes
  • 6:15pm - Advanced (4 lap) 50-60 minutes
  • 6:30pm - Kids (little ones not ready for a full lap! ~10 min. Depending on numbers may separate into two waves of age groups)
  • 7:15pm - Intermediate (3 lap) 40-50 minutes
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Place
1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN US 55422
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